Y-DNA results can be seen on the Y-DNA Results Page *this
is a large file and may take longer to load
mtDNA results can be see on the mtDNA
There are many different Boon, Boone, de Bohun, La Boon, Bohun, Bohon, Bohn and Bown families
in the United States dating back to at least, the early 1600's. They came here from, England, Canada, Barbados, Sweden. France, Germany,
The Netherlands, Norway, Holland, Nova Scotia, and other parts of the world. Through this project, we've had inquiries from Boon/e's and variant
spellings, in Pakistan, Australia, Argentina, England, Belgium, Germany, France and Mexico.
Our goal is to build a database that will enable our families to determine which of the
variant-spelled Boon/e lines are related and possibly determine the approximate time they began to branch away. Y-line DNA testing has recently
come onto the genealogy scene. Y-DNA is passed from father to son only, from generation to generation with little or no change and
can be used to prove or disprove lineage back to a Most Recent Common Ancestor, when compared to another "paper genealogy cousin".
Would you like to see if your Y-DNA matches the George
or Daniel Boone group? Or, how
about the Thomas Boon-Isle of Wight line and the German line of Johann Diehl Bohn that we have recently established? Perhaps one of
the lines from Ireland? We have those and several more that their ancestral homelands are still unidentified. Perhaps your genealogy
research can help identify some of them.
The Y-DNA test cannot tell you the name of your ancestor, but it can prove or disprove
your relation to the ancestral line you have been researching. It is more accurate at disproving a family line, thereby allowing you begin your
research on another line.
We are very interested in the documented descendants of Swan and Andres
Boon from Sweden who settled in the early 1600's on the Delaware River in Delaware
County, Pennsylvania; and Major John Boone of the First Fleet who lived at Boone Hall Plantation near Charleston, South Carolina;
Capt. Boone of John's Island, South Carolina; and John Boon/e of Talbot County, Maryland, to name
just a few.
NOTICE: We have been contacted by a very
generous anonymous donor that is willing to pay all of the expense for the 37 marker Y-DNA test for a Boone surnamed descendant of the Mt. Boone,
Devonshire, England family. This includes the South Carolina "Boone Hall Plantation" Boone family. The person tested has to have a
documented descent in census, land, court, military, or family bible records. The anonymous donor will need to see the documented ancestral line
before the money is released for the test. Please contact Dell Boone Ariola, the administrator of the Boone-DNA Project at
for further information.
Our objective is to match individuals or families who share a common male ancestor with
the Boone surname. Including the variant spellings of Boone, Boon, La Boon, Bohun, de Bohun, Bohan, Bone et al from England, Ireland,
Belgium, France, Germany, Canada, Sweden. Holland, Mexico, Argentina and elsewhere.
This is an on-going project and qualified participants are invited and encouraged to
join. The testing of Y-DNA from one male of the same-surname family line can be made into a family project and the cost shared my other family
members as a group.
probably heard about DNA and all the possibilities that are opened because of
it. It is the fastest growing area of genealogical research! Through
DNA testing, it is possible for genealogy researchers to better establish - or
disprove - a paternal link between individuals with a common surname.
Fathers pass their Y-chromosomes (DNA) down to their sons with little or no
variation, from generation to generation. Therefore, men with identical,
or near identical DNA factors can be genetically proven to be descendants of a
common male ancestor. The test results will not tell you the degree of
relationship, only that you do, or do not, share a common ancestor.
may have a tendency to worry about having their DNA available to other people.
This won't and can't happen because the lab we use reports the results as
numbers. These numbers represent the number of "repeats" that are found at a specific
location on a DNA strand.
company we use is FamilyTree DNA, the largest genealogical DNA testing in the
world and they're located in Houston, Texas. When we first began the Boone-DNA
Project over12 years ago, there were just 12 markers that were for males only,
available to test Y-DNA. Today they offer up to 111 markers for the male Y-DNA
that is inherited from his biological father; the mtDNA (mitochondria DNA)
that is inherited from the biological mother; and atDNA (autosomal DNA) for
both male and female that is inherited from both biological parents, both sets
of grandparents and the four sets of great-grandparents, etc.
For men only. This tests the
Y-chromosome which only males have and is available in the 12 markers to the 111
Recommended level of Y-DNA tests.
37-marker matches are highly likely to be related within the past 8
relevant matches and recent ancestral origins.
Recommended for confirming a genealogical relationship with another male.
Provides your Haplogroup:
deep ancestral origin of the paternal line.
Store your DNA for free so
that you can upgrade the tests in the future.
NO subscription fees.
Your matches and ancestral origins
largely depend on how your DNA compares to our database. With the largest
DNA database in the world, you have the greatest chance of finding close
relatives by testing with us. However, if your paternal line is rare, it
is possible you will not have matches or ancestral origins information right
away. As the database is constantly growing, you may have matches over
time, and you will receive e-mail notifications about any new matches.
for exact 37-marker matches, at a 95% confidence level.
o For both men and women.
o Mid-level mtDNA test.
o Tests both HVR1 + HVR2 (Hypervariable Regions 1 and 2).
o Provides ancestral origins.*
o Includes HVR1 and HVR2 + HVR2 matches.
o HVR1+HVR2 matches are related within the past 28
o Store your DNA for free so that you can upgrade the tests in
o NO subscriptions fees.
(mitochondria DNA) is inherited from the mother by both sons and daughters, but
only the female can pass it to her children.
matches and ancestral origins depend on how your DNA compares to the FTDNA
database. With the largest DNA database in the world, you have the
greatest chance of finding close relatives by testing with FTDNA. However,
if your maternal line is rare, it is possible you will not have matches or
ancestral origins information right away. As the database is constantly
growing, you may have matches over time, and you will receive email
notifications about any new matches.
** with a
50% confidence interval.
Finder Test Information:
o For men and women.
o Austosomal DNA test.
o Matches are related within about the last 5 generations.
o Provides percentages of you ancestral make-up
(Native-American, Middle Eastern (including Jewish), African, West and East
o Recommended for genealogists.
o Includes matches with predicted relationship ranges.
o Great for confirming close relationships regardless of gender.
DNA) is inherited from both parents, all four grandparents, all 16
great-grandparents, etc. With each generation the auDNA is passed down,
the amount of DNA inherited is diluted.
FamilyTree DNA is leading the way in the development of innovative genealogical
uses for autosomal DNA. You will be matched with others who have also
taken the Family Finder test. However, if you come from an under-represented
population, it is possible you will not find matches right away. Your
matches largely depend on how your DNA compares to the database. As the
database is constantly growing, you may have matches over time, and you will
receive notifications about any new matches.
the nature of autosomal DNA, the test does not specify from which branch of your
family tree your matches or the percentages of your geographic heritage derive.
VIEW AN INTERVIEW ON MSNBC:
View a video clip of NBC's Today Show (Nov 18, 2005) with Katie
Couric, Matt Lauer, Ann Curry and Al Roker as Dr. Spencer Wells explains their mtDNA results to them on air.
Click on the bar "Launch", then wait for a short advertisement while the clip is loading; it takes only a
few seconds. The video clip includes an introduction by Bennett Greenspan, president of FamilyTree DNA.
Each participant will send to the Boone DNA Testing Project Coordinator an Application
and Pedigree Chart which both can be downloaded from this website.
The test involves the painless use of a swab inside a persons cheek. Multiple control samples are run on
each gel, by a computer and manually, to assure that the system is functioning properly. The testing lab will compare
your samples with other samples in their database for comparison to other
'long-lost relatives'. They will also send notification by e-mail if they find a 'genetic cousin' in
their growing database. Results will be received in a few weeks. Included in the specimen kit is a Release Form. The
Release Form must be signed and dated so that FamilyTree DNA will have the authority to notify you of
matches between yourself and other participants in their
database who has also submitted a sample and signed and dated a Release Form.
Each specimen will be given code numbers and tested for the Y-DNA, mtDNA, or
atDNA and will never be used for any other purpose than our Boone-DNA testing project. Please understand that DNA analysis may show
that your surname, based on written genealogical evidence and family legend, may not be biologically related to others in this project.
learn more about FamilyTree DNA and the owners Bennett Greenspan and Max Blankfeld,
FTDNA-Bennett and Max
must send an Application and an Ancestor Chart, both can be downloaded from this
site. The Ancestor Chart should go back as far as possible on your Boon/e line
that has been documented and include as many
birth and death dates, places and maiden names for the spouses as possible. It is not necessary to include dates for living persons, only for the
deceased. If you have a printed computer copy of your pedigree, that will be sufficient and appreciated.
Please email the
Application and Ancestor Chart to:
or mail to:
Dell Boone Ariola
FamilyTree DNA will send each participant a Certificate and report of the results.
They will also maintain a personal page for each participant that will include
your results and can be accessed only by the participant.
If you know of
anyone that is interested in joining our project, please have them contact us
or let the Project Coordinator know.
These are clickable links for those desiring further information
Duerinck Family Surname
Stidden Family Surname
Mumma Family Surname
FamilyTree DNA FAQ's
Ancient DNA from Famous People
Questions? Contact us at:
Dell Boone Ariola
dellariola at cebridge.net
Updated November 10, 2014